Karen Speaker, MS
Computer Support Technician
Karen Speaker is a computer support technician for the Center for Rural Health at the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks.
Most Recent Publications
Utilization of Medication Assistants in North Dakota
Examines staffing patterns, recruitment, supervision, training, and medication errors for medication assistants in North Dakota.Author(s): Moulton, P., & Speaker, K.
Date: September 2006
Healthcare Facility Survey Results: 2006
Reports on a survey of registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) in hospitals and long-term care facilities in North Dakota. Covers clinical education along with recruitment, salary and benefits, and staffing issues.Author(s): Moulton, P., & Speaker, K.
Date: July 2006
Healthcare Facility Survey Results: 2005
Reports on a survey of registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) in hospitals and long-term care facilities in North Dakota. Covers recruitment issues, nurse representation, salary issues, vacancy and turnover rates, RN replacement costs, and technology.Author(s): Moulton, P., & Speaker, K.
Date: May 2005
North Dakota Dentists Survey Results from the Health Profession Tracking Program
Reports results from survey of North Dakota Dentists. Covers demographics, educational background, year of graduation, primary specialty, year began practicing, marketing the practice, hours worked in direct patient care, allocation of time, employment hours of dental hygienists, practice arrangement, retirement, recruitment, utilization of the North Dakota dental association website, patient profile, new patients by specialty, and Medicaid patient activity or Medicaid patient activity by rurality.Author(s): Amundson, M., Moulton, P., Beyer, M., Kruger, G., Speaker, K., Zavalney, B., & Monley, K.
Date: March 2005
Nursing Faculty Focus Group Results
Reports results from a survey of nursing faculty focus groups. Covers demographics, workload, use of technology to teach on-line courses, faculty recruitment and retention, shortage solutions, and focus group discussion results. These topics include expanding clinical sites, alternative clinical site scheduling, lab space and equipment, use of information technology to outreach courses, student recruitment issues, recruitment of qualified faculty, barriers to obtaining full professor status, preventing faculty loss due to retirement, and encouraging students to pursue faculty roles.Author(s): Moulton, P., & Speaker, P.
Date: July 2004